The Obama administration has released a plan that would increase their control over state and local law enforcement.
The plan is called Task Force on 21st Century Policing and it forces police agencies across the country to adhere to stricter requirements in order to receive federal funding.
“The U.S. Department of Justice, through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services [COPS] and Office of Justice Programs, should provide technical assistance and incentive funding to jurisdictions with small police agencies that take steps towards shared services, regional training, and consolidation,” one of the recommendations in the plan stated, according to Infowars.
The plan will also allow the federal government to collect more data from police.
“…There is a lack of uniformity in data collection throughout law enforcement, and only patchwork methods of near real-time information sharing exist,” the plan stated in a section calling for “national standards” for law enforcement technologies. “These problems are especially critical in light of the threats from terrorism and cybercrime.”
President Obama said most of the new plan’s recommendations “are directed at the 18,000 law enforcement jurisdictions that are out there.”
The president went on to say on Monday:
“I’m going to be asking Eric Holder and the Justice Department and his successor to go through all these recommendations so that we can start implementing them. I know that one area that’s going to be of great interest is whether we can expand the COPS program that in the past has been very effective, continues to be effective, but is largely underfunded — to see if we can get more incentives for local communities to apply some of the best practices and lessons that are embodied in this report.”
“But a lot of our work is going to involve local police chiefs, local elected officials, states recognizing that the moment is now for us to make these changes.”
We can’t be too surprised at the changes Obama has made. The president will not rest until he has control over every aspect of this country, and taking over the police is a major step in this direction.
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